In today’s fast-paced world, it can be easy to become hypnotized into thinking that tension is normal. However, through yoga, I have realized that our natural state is not that of stress and tension, but of relaxation and ease. It is when we are calm and relaxed that we can be the most productive and truly happy.
Physical and emotional tensions are highly interconnected.
Here are a few examples:
- Have you ever noticed that when you are nervous or scared, you feel tension in your stomach?
- Or if someone hurt you emotionally, you feel that you physically want to close your heart to them?
- Did you know that chronic physical tension itself can lead to mental and emotional distress?
In this same way, yoga – which promotes physical relaxation – effectively releases mental and emotional tensions.